Barcelona Gerard Pique has stated the membership had been declining for a while and welcomed the resignation of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, predicting a brighter future beneath new management and with loads of younger blood within the squad.
Bartomeu and his board of administrators stop the membership final week after six years on the helm with the intention to keep away from a vote of no confidence from members, leaving a legacy of loads of trophies however a gentle decline in outcomes and a dire monetary scenario.
“It was apparent the membership was on a downward development and that yearly issues had been getting somewhat bit worse than the final,” Pique stated after his facet scraped a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv within the Champions League on Wednesday.
“Everyone knows the scenario the membership is in proper now, we’re going by means of a technique of change which was badly wanted.”
The membership are at present within the fingers of interim president Carles Tusquets, with elections attributable to be held throughout the subsequent three months, however Pique stated the instability was no excuse for the staff’s inconsistent performances of late.
Though they’ve a 100% document within the Champions League, the Catalans have made a horrible begin to La Liga and have did not win their final 4 matches.
“There’s no such factor as a transition yr at Barcelona. We don’t have a lot time to make modifications however we have to make them if we’re to enhance,” he stated.
“A brand new board of administrators and president is coming quickly and issues will change within the subsequent few months.”
Pique additionally admitted that his facet are now not among the many prime contenders to win the Champions League after their latest shows within the competitors, above all of the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in August.
However he was optimistic about the way forward for the staff, because of the emergence of thrilling younger skills akin to Ansu Fati and Pedri.
“It’s regular that folks don’t assume we’re candidates any extra after the previous few years, however all we are able to do is carry on working. We have now staff full of excellent individuals and we have now quite a lot of expertise,” he stated.
“We’ve bought quite a lot of new younger faces who’re bringing loads of dynamism to the staff. I can inform you from expertise that the outcomes will come quickly. We consider we are able to nonetheless do nice issues.”